By Mihail Marin

"He writes with ardour ... his enthusiasm is infectious." - Johannes Fischer, KARL

In his prior paintings, secrets and techniques of Chess Defence, Mihail Marin tested the duty dealing with the defender. Now he considers the opposite facet of the coin. during this wide-ranging treatise, he investigates attacking play from the preliminary choice to assault all the way through to the finish.

What are the premises for a winning assault? Marin discusses the conventional idea that a participant with the virtue is obliged to assault, and in addition the price of notions of common sense and justice in identifying no matter if to assault. If we think an assault is justified, yet can't again it up with concrete adaptations, how will we make a decision even if to belief our intuition?

Sometimes an assault is introduced instantly out of the hole, whilst one participant emerges with a improvement virtue or much better coordination. those comparable elements may also come into play in simplified positions, and we see winning assaults in endgames too. Marin surveys standard attacking eventualities, such an assault on wings, with a queenside assault as a prelude for a fast strike at the different wing, and all-out assaults opposed to it seems that well-defended positions. He additionally explains why grandmasters usually wish to continue as many innovations as attainable, and investigates the position of prophylactic considering in attacking play.

"the insights into the imaginative and prescient of a grandmaster, that Marin generously and delightfully bargains, increase the point of view of the reader." - Fernando Offermann, Berliner Schachverband

Mihail Marin is a robust grandmaster from Romania. He accomplished his first significant good fortune in overseas chess by way of qualifying for the interzonals in 1987. He has received the Romanian Championship on 3 events and has performed in ten Olympiads. For a number of years he was once editor of the journal Chess Extrapress.

"For those that take pleasure in an unique paintings and a few very notable research, secrets and techniques of Attacking Chess is very urged. It absolutely cements Marin's popularity as an exceptional writer, whereas being a most delightful and encouraging paintings to learn and study." - Richard Palliser, Yorkshire Chess Association

"A speedy look at secrets and techniques of Attacking Chess could end up a little bit intimidating. whereas there's lots of explanatory prose Marin believes in backing up his conclusions with concrete research. a more in-depth glance finds that Marin has a distinct pedagogical bent and has taken pains to sprinkle instructive reviews during the booklet which are destined to stick with the reader. hugely Recommended." - IM John Donaldson, united states staff Captain

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